Katie Kameen “Terrain”

Ethical Metalsmiths Emerging Artist: 2017
(Sponsored by Richline)

Katie Kameen “Terrain”
MFA Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design, 2016, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA
Materials: Plastic objects, rubber tube, plastic bag
“…by juxtaposing contemporary plastics with thrifted or salvaged items from the 50’s and 60’s, my work highlights how non-biodegradable these materials are. Many of the pieces I use still look brand new and by transforming them into wearable jewelry I hope to not only show the dangers of excessive plastic waste, but also to inspire viewers to find new uses for their old plastics. I aim to make art that is not purely decorative, but that will help to change habits, and decrease consumption.”